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, it would have a big impact on the economy pushing up rates for mortgages, car loans and other debt. defaulting would be catastrophic. >> it would create a very severe financial shock that would have effects not only on the u.s. economy but the global economy. >> reporter: the president was demanding bots find common ground by tomorrow, but it looks like talks could extend into the weekend. danielle noddingham, cbs news. >> the white house has been lowering spending cuts offering less than $1.4 trillion over ten years. mostly in domestic and defense spending. >>> with just 19 days to go, wall street is chiming in telling lawmakers to get a deal done. jessica has more on that part of the debt dealing debate. >> reporter: lawmakers in washington are facing fresh pressure to make a deal as the president meets again with members of congress at the white house, wall street is growing increasingly worried that a plan won't come together in time. late yesterday, they moved a step closer to an unprecedented downgrade of the u.s.'s debt citing a possibility that both sides of the aisle won't
who heard the strong storms rolling through arlington county. >> we heard a big bang, boom. >> part of the tree fell on this bmw crushing its windshield on south capital and k street southwest d.c. up and down north gleam road in arlington, huge trees such as this 60-year-old red oak toppled over bringing down power lines because of the high winds. >> trees over here were blowing side to side. and it was just kind of insane. >> caution tape lined the street. power lines and branches litter people's yards. >> scare you? >> no, just we were happy to have the power back and went out again. >> could be a problem come 2:00 this afternoon? >> could be. have to go somewhere else. >> somehow they will manage this fourth of july. >> our daughter has power and she lives up at lee heights. hopefully they have it there. >> in whole place is a mess. my dad was actually surveying the land and he said look at the battle zone. it's like a bomb went off. >> clean up continues on this holiday despite blocked roads and debris everywhere, arlington county officials say the scheduled parades are expecte
appear to be far apart. the big sticking point is taxes. the president says any agreement must include revenue increases but republicans are fiercely opposed. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of the economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. it is a terrible idea. it is a job killer. >> reporter: if no deal is reached by the august 2nd deadline, the u.s. may not be able to borrow money to keep the government running and could default on its massive loans. >> if they don't act, then we face catastrophic damage to the american economy. >> some republicans favor cutting spending by $2 trillion. they accuse the obama administration of scare tactics, claiming the u.s. has the money. it will not default and that there is no reason to panic. tara mergener, for cbs news, the white house. >>> both sides are scheduled to meet later today. >>> well, the national debt may be a topic that many americans are glossing over. but it affects each of us. surae chinn wanted to know if you knew what the consequences are if no deal is
the heat, high pressure from the midwest and the ohio valley is building toward us. big storms in the great lakes and new york to the north might, might get toward areas near the mason dixon line later. this 99 that ties the record at reagan national set back in 1993. richmond is already 100. these are noontime temperatures. we've got another four, five, six hours the bake in the sun. that's why we're going up to the 100s. in fact i raised my 100 from yesterday to 102. we get to 104, 105 today wouldn't be out of the question and right now the heat index is already 105. 107 fredericksburg, tappahannock and easton. in hagerstown, only feels like 98 but everybody is dealing with this. the good news is the front is coming through tonight and knock temperatures down oh five, 10 degrees for the weekend but today at 3:00, around 102. maybe 103 or 104. 6:00 p.m. we're still going to be around 100 degrees and a very hot afternoon and by 9:00, low 90s. i'll come back and we'll talk about the rest of the weekend and the tropics -- boy, there's a lot going on there too, see you soon. >>> metro still sa
on without him and forget about the saga. >> espn is reporting the redskins have made a big deal with another defensive tackle. it says the team signed a six- year deal with barry cofield, who had a crew high of 54 tackles last year. >>> still to come when 9news now continues, a yearly ritual along the maryland shore is expected to make a big splash this year. all in the name of charity! >> we'll show you what weather isors found when they searched the home of a man charged with deadly attacks in norway. >>> norwegian police have detonated explosives found at a farm leased by anders breivik. reports in say he admitted to killing 76 people in two separate attacks. a bomb was used on the government building. investigators believe the suspect bought fertilizer using the cover that he was a farmer. >>> 9news how has learned that d.c. councilmember harry thomas is telling supporters he has no plans to resign, even they do colleagues are telling him it's time to step down. last week thomas agreed to repay $300,000 that the d.c. attorney general says he converted to personal use. those taxpayer and
was going on. >> reporter: she heard the moment officers fired their weapons. >> i heard this big pop. and i heard put your hands up in the air now. and then i heard a couple more shots and then it stopped. >> reporter: did you look out your window? >> no. i was scared. i wasn't going to the window. >> reporter: nearly every window in front of this townhome is broken and that prompted the a neighbor and a woman inside the townhome to call police. >> what is the exact investigation going on right now, but obviously whatever was occurring inside the home was significant. >> reporter: fairfax county police quickly arrived and saw the gunman standing inside the open garage. when the man approached the officer with the gun and refused to put it down, the officers fired. >> i knew there was gunshots. it was clear as day it was a gunshot. >> to see stuff like that right, you know, in your neighborhood, it's really upsetting. >> reporter: police tried to keep the 34-year-old man alive by performing cpr. but he died in his driveway. police are investigating if the gunman fired any shots or pointed a
far, no charges have been filed. so, the big questions now are of course why did this happen and why didn't boozer tell the child's family that their baby was safe. the other big question is how did boozer and the family get here to d.c. all the way from baltimore. of course, a lot of questions still here that are all part of the investigation but the good news is, of course, that this baby is safe and back with his family. back to you, surae. >> interesting saga. thank you, kristin. >>> it is won to the wire and so far, there is no deal in the bid to raise the debt limit and lower the deficit. and there are just eight days to go. well, senate democratic leader harry reid is working on a plan he says meets the republican's two main goals. spending cuts and no new revenue. meanwhile, house speaker john boehner says he's unveiling a proposal today and conservative lawmakers should be prepared to compromise. >>> i would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solve this problem. if that's not possible, i and my republican colleagues in the house are prepared to move on our own. it would
to make a new friend this summer, the washington animal rescue league is gearing up for a very big event next weekend. staffers went to a couple shelters in west virginia early this week and they brought back 30 animals. five cats, 25 dogs. vets will spend the next week or so checking the pets for any health issues or behavioral problems, and then they'll be ready for new homes. >> we're having a big adopt a on this the weekend of the 6th and 7th and we'll be open for 33 hours and we are anticipate that large animals and they're great animals will be able to get into people's homes by the weekend. >> if you'd like to learn more about the animals that are available for adoption at the rescue league, and you'd like to see their adorable pictures, you just have to log on to our website, wusa9.com, and look for this story on the news. >>> today is the annual pony auction in virginia. about 130 ponies were herded across the channel yesterday. it's the annual tradition, and it's made famous by marguerite henry's 1947 novel, misty of chincoteague. the money raised will support the volunteer fir
. >> president obama took control of the debt debate arguing now is the time for lawmakers to do something big. the president proposes that congress agree to raise the nation's debt celling and slash $4 trillion in federal spending over the next decade. that's double the amount of cuts lawmakers originally considered. both parties are sending signals they're ready to compromise on some major issues. top aides to the president say he's ready to support big reductions in medicare and some cuts to social security. >> what we need to do is to have a balanced approach where everything is on the table. >> in return, republican leaders appear to be open to closing some tax loopholes and ending some federal subsidies that benefit big companies. >> everything's on the table except raising taxes on the american people. >> reporter: today's debt talks come days after house speaker john boehner and president obama met secretly at the white house, hoping to get past political posturing. the two have talked regularly since their round last month. lawmakers have until july 22nd to strike a deal. that gives t
. it is an honor to have brigadier general leon johnson here. he came all the way there big d, dallas, texas. what a delight to have you as my guest. >> thank you for having me. >> this is going to be a special convention that starts august 3rd at the gaylord convention center, celebrating 70 years of greatness. >> yes. >> what's going to take place? >> back in 1941 on july 19th, the first class started at us the -- at tuskeegee. we will have a documentary, "for love of victory," then youth day at the convention center. there will be a youth luncheon. we're not going to sit the youth down for lunch. we'ring to let them wander through an exhibit area. we're going to have people they can interact with, because one of our big purposes with youth is giving them an opportunity to think about careers in aviation and aerospace. >> and focusing on science. and that's what the nonprofit part of tuskegee airmen, incorporated, does, trying to get them focused on science and aviation. >> our purpose is to preserve the heritage of the original airmen, because too few people know about their many accomplishment
of 35 miles per hour which this woman has seen in person. >> i never dreamed it was so big. >> its wingspan measures up to 90 inches but my favorite fact of all... >> well, i think they mate for life. >> once paired, bald eagles stay together until one dies. fidelity four founding fathers would admire. brittany morehouse, 9news now. >>> the bald eagle protection act of 1940 outlawed the killing of bald eagles except alaska because at the time, alaska wasn't a state. it was still a u.s. territory. >> we're five hours away from the launch of atlantis, the final planned mission of the program. the four person crew arrived at the space center on monday. it will take atlantis on a 12- day mission. the crew will bring supplies and spare parts to the station. astronauts will spend the next few days training and spending time with family before friday's launch. our kristin fisher is heading to the kennedy space center for this launch. it leads up to the final blastoff scheduled for 11:26 friday morning. when it is done with space travel, atlantis will be put on display at the kennedy spa
more information when we get it. >>> some big names are lining up against redskins owner dan snyder and his lawsuit against the washington city paper. among them, channel 9, the aclu, politico.com and npr. they want a judge to toss out the lawsuit as frivolous. snyder is suing the city paper and writer dan mckenna. he claims the paper libeled him, writing malicious things about him and believed the comments were anti-semitic. the city paper sits by mckenna and his article. brett haber has ask snyder for a one-on-one interview to talk about this suit. snyder has declined. >>> the montgomery county council is expected to cast its final vote today to give the police chief more power without having to enter collective bargaining with the police union. the fraternal order of police contends the bill erodes protections for the officers. however, the measure would not affect the union's bargaining rights over wages or benefits. >>> the montgomery county police involved in this crash may have some explaining to do. the accident shut down colesville road in silver spring for nearly 12 hours.
and big corporations. but republicans argue that's basically raising taxes in a recession and that is something they won't support. lawmakers need to come up with a plan in the next two weeks so it can be passed and signed into law by august 2nd. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white houses. >>> the federal government actually hit its debt ceiling several weeks ago. since then, treasury officials have been using accounting maneuvers to pay the nation's bills without borrowing money. >>> a d.c. advisory commissioner will not have his day in court because d.c. mayor gray did not show up as a defense witness. 58-year-old keith silver was one of more than 70 d.c. residents arrested during protests at the capitol and the white house. residents are fighting for voting rights and the right to spend local dollars how they choose. silver was ready for trial today, but the attorney general's office representing the mayor moved to squash the mayor's subpoena citing it was an inconvenience as the highest ranking official for the district. the mayor had paid the fine when he was arr
mission payload. >> just this whole cubicle. >> essentially, a big hardware box, the size of a washing machine that will fly on the shuttle and dock on the international space station. its purpose is to service future satellites. >> starting on friday, i will have my team in here so i will be pinning my team 55 minutes into the flight, does everything look good? >> all eyes are on the final mission with goddard and a special role. >> i think i can't believe this is the final space shuttle mission. it is emotional to think this is a magical piece of hardware, amazing engineering feat. we are going to lose it. >> this friday's launch into orbit will be the 135th blastoff and shuttle's last mission. >> it will be sad to see it all end. >> the shuttle has cleared the tower. >> at goddard spaceflight center, surae chinn, 9news now. >>> our kristin fisher is heading to the kennedy space center. she'll have live reports later this week as we get closer to the launch of atlantis. if all goes to plan, liftoff is scheduled for 11:26 friday morning. >>> still to come when the news continues, new
are big business, deathly hallows part one made $21 million in the opening weekend. part two is expected to pass that number. back in 2009, "the half blood prince" made $77 million its opening weekend and in 2007, harry opter and the order of the phoenix -- harry potter and the "harry potter and the order of the phoenix" also opened up with $77 million. >>> we'll have that story just ahead. >>> plus, los angeles is bracing for a gridlock that could stretch for more than 60 miles. carmageddon is next. >>> there was a new push to ensure that blacks living in the state of maryland have the same access to quality health care as others. it a always an honor to have our lieutenant governor anthony brown here with us. and today, he's going to talk about that problem and explain exactly how serious it is. the disparity in health care, welcome. >> good morning, it's great to be here, good afternoon. >> uh-huh. how serious is the problem? >> it's a serious problem. it's both a moral imperative that we cannot only provide health care to all, but see the same quality health indicators in every comm
for the elderly as well. drink lots of water and more big storms are possible late this afternoon. here's how the future cast shows us the storms coming in. you can see they're just isolated. so, again, not everyone will see them. some of the storms can be strong if not severe. we'll watch that tonight and then we've got a cold front coming in from the north which means behind it, we'll start to cool off and then drier air will come in. the highs today were pushing upper 90s close to 100. fredericksburg near 100. even in annapolis warming up to 96 degrees. now, overnight, we're not cooling down a whole lot. it will be warm and muggy tonight. only down to around 79 degrees. so, maybe all night will feel like in the 80s once you factor in the dew point. leesburg cooling down to 73 degrees. lower 70s for hagerstown. tappahannock cooling down to 76 degrees. here is your seven-day outlook. storms are possible. some heavy if not severe. wednesday, same deal. little bit cooler around 94 degrees. that's still hot. thursday, friday, those are the days you're going to feel the real relief. it will be d
areas thanks to the big ridge of high pressure extending from texas to the mid-atlantic now. actually parts of the northeast are dealing with the heat and humidity. you see the storms up here. there is a frontal boundary sinking toward the east and southeast. that's going to get here. it is going to give us a chance of thunderstorms and some cooler temperatures. that will be getting here as we get into the weekend. while today's rain chances are really low, they pick up tomorrow and again on sunday. that will knock temperatures down. some record highs today, 102, 103. tomorrow, 100. still a very hot, dangerously hot day but by sunday, storms in spots. 93. we can deal with that. monday, some storms and 90. next week looks like more heat by midweek. temps back in the mid-90s. j.c. >> thank you, howard. >> arena stage is offering up a groundbreaking helen hayes award-winning musical again. i'm talking about oklahoma. if you haven't seen it, you have really missed out. it is incredible and the talent is phenomenal. speaking about talent, i have one of the stars with me, alicia gamble, who
townsend shared one big tip. make sure your battery is in good shape! >> if the battery is not working, the air-conditioner will not work and you're not only stuck on the side of the road, you're stuck in a hot car. and that's a fate that no one should endure this week. >> reporter: all right, we have other tips for you. make sure your oil, antifreeze and windshield fluid levels are good. make sure your tires are properly inflated. especially on hot roads and be sure you replace your hoses and your belts if they are in rough shape. >>> ok, for more tips on keeping your car running well, go to our web site at wusa9.com. also, watch lesli foster's report. the story is under the consumer news tab. >>> all right. need all of the tips because it is going to get hotter. >> real dangerous stuff moving in. you know, if you're elderly, you don't have as much water in your body. it is more difficult for you to stay cool and some of our elderly friends don't have the senses to know when they're overheating. please check on them. obviously your pets, they have to pant. keep them inside. this is re
, saturday and sunday. big picture, storms in the rockies here headed towards the northern plain. this guy, this storm in ontario headed towards quebec helping to produce the severe weather up here. but it's also going to push another boundary down to the south with more dry air for tonight and tomorrow. so the first little truf went through yesterday with the thunderstorms. there is the second front that will be moving east and southeast. in fact, by this evening, it will be across southern pennsylvania. it will sweep through so that tomorrow there's also another good looking day around here. you'll see that by wednesday 5:00. nothing but sunshine tomorrow. enjoy it. it's not going to last but a couple of days with the lower humidity levels today and tomorrow. in fact, tonight we're down in the 60s in many areas to 70s in town by the bay. but my thursday, back to the mid 90s with a chance for a storm mainly in the mountains. it looks like friday could be near 100 again with a chance of a thunderstorm and a few chances for a storm on the weekend. highs in the low to mid 90s. we'll be back
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